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“Relaxing isolated resort for adults”
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Karma Kandara
Ranked #2 of 11 Hotels in Ungasan
Perth, Australia
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“Relaxing isolated resort for adults”
Reviewed January 8, 2013

My husband and i went with another couple. We had originally booked a three bedroom garden villa, which was huge and very new and well equipped, but we opted to upgrade to one of the ocean view villas and chose a three bedroom with an incredible infinity-edge pool overlooking the ocean. There are only two restaurants and after a week we were venturing out to other nearby resorts for some variety. The staff is very accommodating and polite. We had a problem with one of the air conditioners and it was fixed immediately. There is a 'tour' of the other Karma resort which turned out to be a high pressure sales pitch for time share apartments and i would recommend giving that a miss. Make sure to book a private table for dinner at either the rooftop bar over the main restaurant or in the spa on the cliff. The spa treatments were all wonderful and well priced. The resident monkey family is entertaining but don't feed them or leave your doors standing open!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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Karma_Resorts_Group, General Manager at Karma Kandara, responded to this review, July 9, 2013
Dear Retil

It is great to hear that you were able to take advantage of one of our great ocean view villas, they are truly special and a perfect way to end the day on the balcony with cocktail in hand or with one of our spa treatments in-villa which are WOW!

We are currently in process of putting the finishing touches on our designs for a third restaurant at Karma Kandara to ensure there is a wider selection of dining options available to you to offer another great setting on your next trip…and our local resident monkeys will still be here to say hello!

Kind Regards

Rochelle Kilgariff
General Manager
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Reviewed January 6, 2013 via mobile

Me and family visited bali for new year end holiday. At our last day, we decided to come and enjoy the beach. We chose ungasan beach and i heard karma kandara have the beautiful private beach. And it is like heaven. Interior and the view is just breathtaking. Very recommended! Reservation needed if you want to come for high season, both restaurant and beach club, nammos kandara.

  • Stayed December 2012
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Karma_Resorts_Group, General Manager at Karma Kandara, responded to this review, July 9, 2013
Dear Fnyh

I completely agree and Karma Kandara is very much based on Mediterranean architecture throughout the resort and continued down at our beach club Nammos Kandara with cocktails to match!

High season is coming and we have a great lineup of world class DJ’s planned so we look forward to seeing you again down there for the next party!

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Rochelle Kilgariff
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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Reviewed January 3, 2013

I recently had the pleasure of spending Xmas and a few days after at the wonderful Karma Kandara resort. I have stayed here previously and I would have to say that the staff really excelled over this period. I believe the resort was booked to capacity yet we still experienced exceptional customer service.
It was particularly hot at this time of year so it was just heaven to be able to head down to Nammos (the private beach) to spend the day snoozing on the sun loungers and dipping in the ocean. Of course the benefits of your own private pool at your villa were also very welcome... Particularly a dip before bed!
The spa offers exceptional treatments and in possibly one of the most dreamy settings in the world... Perched out over a cliff, windows folded back, sea wafting in and the roll of the ocean echoing below - amazing.. Is all I can say.
The 12 days of Karma was indeed a fun idea and every night we were greeted with a little box of goodies in the villa. A really lovely touch. We ordered in-villa dining a couple of times and the menu was superb. Stunning three course meals arrived without the hassle of even leaving your villa!! Wonderful!!! The heavenly view from the main restaurant is certainly worth getting out of bed for - breakfast was a fantastic way to start your day!
Karma Kandara you were amazing. Thank you for giving me such a fabulous please to spend my Xmas holidays.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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Karma_Resorts_Group, General Manager at Karma Kandara, responded to this review, July 9, 2013
Dear Jo W

It is true Christmas was a very busy and exciting period for us and it was great that you were able to share this with us. We are already well under way with planning our ‘12 Days of Karma 2013’ where we will be looking to surpass year with a great lineup of DJ’s, delectable themed menu’s and many other surprises.

Reservations are building up fast and we hope to look forward to welcoming you back for our celebrations this year.

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Rochelle Kilgariff
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Reviewed January 3, 2013

Our first trip to Bali, so we spent many hours researching all the better resorts for a two-week stay. Our decision to choose Karma Kandara was one of the best we have ever made.

The stunning location has already been mentioned in many reviews but it is this natural beauty combined with the clever mix of Balinese and Mediterranean styling that creates a tranquil atmosphere all of it's own. We have always felt uneasy in the big 'cookie cutter' type resorts with regimented rows of villas, (however luxurious they are), so the natural organic feel of Kandara was a real joy. It is more reminiscent of a rambling, pretty mountain village than just a collection of luxury villas.

This was reinforced by taking time to visit several of the other 'contenders' whilst we were on the island. Although most of the other resorts were indeed impressive and a few rated very high on the 'bling' meter, none could touch Karma Kandara for it's special recipe of indulgence.

The service was perfectly pitched at attentive without being obsequious and friendly without being intrusive. There is an all-pervasive feeling that nothing is too much trouble and from the top management down, the desire to please is paramount. All the food from the simple room service burger to the De Mare open lobster ravioli was simply delicious. We used the spa on several occasions and it was superb with an outstanding range of treatments.

Although Kandara easily stands alone on it's own merits, the ability to take the travellator down to Nammos and enjoy the very best DJ's, cocktails and seafood in a seriously chilled-out, hip beach club, really added another dimension to our stay.

Simply magical. We will return.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Karma_Resorts_Group, General Manager at Karma Kandara, responded to this review, July 9, 2013
Dear Deano 44

Thank you for sharing the positive experience you enjoyed with us throughout all areas of the resort. Being Bali’s largest collection of 3 & 4 bedroom villas, the resort truly does have it’s own unique feel and we are continuing to grow with our new options of 1 bedroom villas to give you even better choice and a greater experience for travelling couples.

Our team are always on hand to help and I am happy to hear that they were able to make your Karma Experience an enjoyable one and look forward to seeing you again in the future!

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Rochelle Kilgariff
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed January 2, 2013

We spent a short honeymoon at Karma Kandara and loved it. The location is perfect, and we were able to relax in the privacy of our own villa - and spent a lot of time winding down in the pool. We took the opportunity to do the Balanise Cooking Course, where we spent a morning visiting the fish markets and then preparing lunch - which we then spent an afternoon eating.

The villas are well equipped, and nothing is too much trouble for the staff. A group looking for a relaxing few days in Bali would be very comfortable in a 3 bedroom villa. We will certainly be back again!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Karma_Resorts_Group, General Manager at Karma Kandara, responded to this review, July 9, 2013
Dear Michael F

Our Balinese cooking class is truly memorable and comes highly recommended by many of our guests who take this experience so I am glad that you were also able to enjoy.

We look forward to welcoming you back when you will be able to try a number of our new experiences that we are introducing!

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Rochelle Kilgariff
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed December 26, 2012

Wowee! This place is so visually beautiful, perched on the top of a cliff overlooking the private Nammos beach - crystal clear waters and excellent cocktails and groovy tunes!! The food was soooo good! All the staff were very friendly and helpful. The spa is divine, with rooms looking out over the cliffs and expert staff to pamper you! The villas are beautiful, spacious and private.
Karma Kandara really is an amazing place to stay away from all the chaos but only a short drive if you do feel like shopping or heading out.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 19, 2012

Just got back staying at Karma Kandara and this place is fantastic. Great accomodation, great service and views that go on forever. Sitting on the edge of a cliff and just looking out over the ocean just seems to hit the spot. Have been to a lot of fabulous places all over the world and Karma Kandara is up there with the best. For a fabulous experience this place is hard to beat. My family and I ate in most nights as the "Chefs Surprise" was hard to go past. Quite surprising that the dinning area was almost empty - food this good deserves to be tried. Don't be put off as it is very reasonably priced and outstanding food without having to venture outside the resort.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Karma Kandara
Address: Jalan Villa Kandara, Banjar Wijaya Kusuma, Ungasan 80362, Indonesia
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Location: Indonesia > Bali > Nusa Dua Peninsula > Ungasan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Ungasan
#2 Luxury Hotel in Ungasan
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Ungasan
#2 Spa Hotel in Ungasan
#3 Romantic Hotel in Ungasan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — Karma Kandara 5*
Number of rooms: 58
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Karma Kandara 5 Star resort villas epitomize Bali's exclusive private pool villa experience. Globally renowned as the place to be on 'Billionaire's Row', Luxury Karma Kandara Resort is an ideal destination for friends, family and incentive group gatherings. Discover captivating views, world-class dining and Karma Spa. ... more   less 
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Karma Kandara Hotel Ungasan
Karma Kandara Hotel Denpasar
Karma Kandara Denpasar
Karma Kandara Bali/Ungasan

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